The Cornell University campus is widely admired as one of the world's most beautiful academic settings. The Division of Facilities and Campus Services is committed to providing the highest quality service to faculty, students, staff, alumni and visitors.
With more than 260 major buildings enhancing the magnificent landscape of the Ithaca campus, approximately 1,000 highly talented and dedicated staff serve as steward of the campus resources and operations.
Facilities Management (FM) provides maintenance, grounds, and custodial services to the entire campus. FM serves as a partner within the zone structure for the Contract Colleges (CC), Endowed (EN), and Student and Campus Life (SCL) zones. As a key steward of the University's facilities, FM is responsible for facility assessments, skilled trades, general construction, building care, grounds, recycling, asbestos, and the management of planned, corrective, and preventive maintenance.
All employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity; and supporting inclusive and sustainable practices in carrying out everyday responsibilities.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
What You Will Do
Perform full range of journey person level electrical work including installation, maintenance, modification and repair of electrical apparatuses and building systems associated with the electrical trade. Read and interpret shop/field drawings and other project documents. Maintain necessary hand tools and equipment.
This position provides the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most knowledgeable journeyperson electricians in one of the most renowned Universities in the world. The position will require you to work on projects supporting campus activities and growth, provide maintenance and repairs throughout typical building electrical infrastructure, and troubleshoot issues in one-of-a-kind situations. This is rewarding work where no two days look the same. Facilities range from housing to academic, cutting edge research labs to advanced dairy operations, and everything in between, sometimes all in a single day. This is a great opportunity for a Journeyperson looking to advance their career, grow in their trade and do rewarding work supporting the University mission.
This is a union position within the Building Trades Council (BTC). The starting pay rate is $36.51/hour.
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, access to many wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 paid holidays (including end of year winter break), and great retirement options. Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Ours is a values-based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity. Facilities and Campus Services employees are required to attend staff development trainings and participate in the performance evaluation process.
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
At least 5 years of experience in the electric or related field.
Must belong to the local Electrician Union, or join within 30 days of employment.
Individual must have a strong knowledge of electrical trade and an ability to read shop and field drawings.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license; may be required to operate a motor vehicle (your own vehicle or Cornell-owned) to travel to/from job sites.
Good customer relations, interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
Required to inspect and work in crawl spaces, attics, laboratories, ventilation equipment, mechanical rooms, mechanical shafts, sub basements and confined, isolated areas. Access to these may be by ladder or scaffold tower on platforms up to 100' high.
Risk exposure to asbestos, toxic vapors, heat, cold, height and accumulated dirt. Use of employer provided safety equipment, including a respirator, is required.
Must be available to work overtime as duties require, including weekends. Possibility of shift work.
Delivers heavy material to job sites. Must have ability to ascend and descend heights, have agility and freedom of movement, ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffold, and ability to move easily in confined spaces.
Apprentice certification desirable.
Typically lifts more than 50 lbs
Close concentration/ manual dexterity
Chemicals/ careful use
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Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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